How did I become faster❓ FOOD❗
As runners, food is a PART of our training & it makes a HUGE difference in our training, performance & recovery.
✅ Next NUTRITION BOOTCAMP starts MARCH 2ND❗
I’ve ran 1️⃣8️⃣ half marathons in the past 4️⃣ years, but the half marathons outlined below represent turning points in my life and performance.
5/21/16 ➡️ 2:29:00
PRIOR TO EATING CLEAN
This half marathon was brutal & it was a wake-up call. I’ve always eaten fairly healthy (except for my sweet tooth for homemade desserts, but I’m not into packaged food or fast food). BUT, I had ❌ no idea what portion control was – I didn’t know how to FUEL my body or HOW MUCH of each food group I should BE eating. I grew up in a hunting family & we had a HUGE garden, so we had wild game & veggies at every meal & frequently had potatoes. I got my veggies & protein in, just NOT ENOUGH. I got my healthy carbs & fats in, just TOO MUCH.
I started following a meal plan that was NOT restrictive – no cutting out food groups – just focusing on whole foods in PROPER PORTIONS. 🙌 And NO counting calories or macros – counting calories did not work for me❗.
OCT16 ➡️ 1:43:06
5 MONTHS OF EATING CLEAN CONSISTENTLY
I was blown away by my time❗The only thing that I changed was eating PROPER PORTIONS of whole foods. I lost 2️⃣0️⃣ pounds in a matter of a few months & I felt amazing. I didn’t want the feeling to go away❗
OCT17 ➡️ 1:37:11
1️⃣7️⃣ MONTHS OF EATING CLEAN
I wanted to lose a few more pounds & I wanted to tone, BUT I stopped seeing results. I felt exhausted & was always hungry. I couldn’t stick to my meal plan anymore. I WASN’T EATING ENOUGH 💣
I started following timing & eating MORE – it was the same plan I had been following, but it emphasized 💥WHAT foods to eat & 💥WHEN in order to fuel throughout the day.
JUN18 ➡️ 1:27:21
5️⃣ MONTHS OF EATING MORE & PRIORITIZING TIMING
I started seeing results, losing 1️⃣5️⃣ pounds, as I increased my intake to 2,500cal/day. I gained significant muscle & I toned❗
SEPT19 ➡️ 1:27:24
1️⃣5️⃣ MONTHS OF EATING EVEN MORE (2,800cal/day) + TIMING
⭐ CONSISTENCY & FOOD = FUEL ➡️ the KEY❗You must FUEL your body with WHOLE foods & ENOUGH food❗
Ready to learn to FUEL your body properly with nutrition? Join my next Nutrition Bootcamp!